Desi Mixtape 5: Cheesy Kiya?
Well, the mixtapes are back, and they are going to the craptastic! I am still trying to figure out a more desirable pacing of the mixtape, or what songs go well together – hence this experiment has been more interesting than I thought I would be.
Feel free to recommend songs for the next mixtape.
1. Brooklyn Qawwali Party – Mast Mast
These guys are based out of… take a wild guess… go on! Essentially a group of musicians that came together and reworked some of the greatest hits of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on jazz instruments! And I love the results. You can see the video of the band performing Mast Mast here
2. Overload – Amjad Khan
Sadly, the band is no more, the form it was that made us love them when they released their last album Pichal Pairee. Meesha Shafi, combined with the boys, created the magic that the album was. Meesha and her husband have now left the band. In that honor, I’m adding “Amjad Khan” track to this mixtape. I have a sneaky feeling that the future mixtapes might feature of Overload’s work
3. Sabri Brothers – Tishnagi Ko Jhinjor Detay Hain
This qawwali is a bit longer (as all qawwalis are), but this must be the funkiest qawwali you might have ever heard. Win
4. Darling – Aa Khushi Se Khudkushi Kar Le (Remix)
Pritam and Sunidi Chauhan combine to give such a craptastic song, that it is still on my playlist, 4 years after the soundtrack was released. Its cheesy, and I love it! And the makers of the song know this, as the video only includes an immense number of pelvic thrusts! And not some ordinary pelvic thrusts: those were Jiah Khan pelvic thrusts.
5. DJ Dev – Ole Ole Remix
No comments! Just enjoy the Sakshay love!
6. Bumbu Sauce – Bunaayn(za)
Originally, it is one of the classic poems by Anwar Masood.
The Punkjabi boys have punked it up. This is brilliant, and I also have a sneaky feeling that more of their work might be featured on the future mixtapes.
90s Pakistani-Pop Fluff Dhamaka
This was bound to happen. I grew up in the 90s, and had only terrestrial TV to keep myself amused. Hence, I have fan of the fluffy Pakistani Pop of the 1990s.
7. Haroon – Yaara
….. and this song will never make another appearance on any other mixtape. But those guitar riffs! Hayeee!
8. Ali Haider – Zaalim Nazron Se (Jadu Album Remix)
Before the current bout of madness, our reputed ex-friend-of-the-Dorothy Ali Haider had another bout of madness in the late twentieth century. Apparently, impressed by some drug fueled club experiences he had in the UK, he came out with his own trashy house music album in 2000, called Jadu! It was CRAPTASTIC! I think I might be the only person in the world that enjoys this album (and certain members of my family… “Banere Uttay Aa.. Banare Uttay Aa”…
However, he remixed some of his previous hits; in what he thought was good house music. I still adore his remix of Zaalim Nazron Se
9. Hadiqa Kiyani – Dupatta (Remix)
YES! “Dupatta Mera Malmal Kaaaaaaa! Karooun Kiya Is Chanchal Kaaaaaaa”